Statistics show there are a number of cast-iron rules when it comes to staying up in the Premier League. Oh … and not signing Rudy Gestede helps, too
Hull City last season became the 15th of 25 teams to be promoted to the Premier League via the play-offs to be immediately relegated, a 60% failure rate, making it by a considerable margin the least propitious method of promotion. Eight of them, nearly a third, have finished bottom of the league at the first attempt. In the same time nine Championship winners have gone down (36%) and nine second-place teams (37.5% – there was one year without automatic promotion for the team that finished second in the second tier).
Source: Football News
Link : Survival guide: how to avoid relegation from the Premier League